J Korean Neurol Assoc.  2000 Nov;18(6):783-785.

A Case of Cavernous Sinus Thrombophlebitis Secondary toAcute Isolated Sphenoid Sinusitis

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  • 1Department of Neurology, Chonbuk National University Medical School.

Abstract

Cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis may occur as a complication of infectious and noninfectious processes. Septic thrombosis of the cavernous sinuses is a serious life threatening condition, and most commonly follows midfacial skin infections due to Staphylococcus aureus. Isolated sphenoid sinusitis is a rare and elusive clinical problem, and it is an uncommon cause of cavernous sinus thrombosis. We report a case of cavernous sinus thrombophlebitis of spheoid sinusitis origin. A good result has been achieved with immediate medical measures and surgical drainage.

Keyword

Cavernous sinus; Thrombophlebitis; Sphenoid sinusitis

MeSH Terms

Cavernous Sinus Thrombosis*
Cavernous Sinus*
Drainage
Sinusitis
Skin
Sphenoid Sinus*
Sphenoid Sinusitis*
Staphylococcus aureus
Thrombophlebitis
Thrombosis
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